Washington. Supplementation. page 3 *This regulation supersedes AR – customs. and Visits of Courtesy Guard of the United States. but does not identify. For more information on Customs, Courtesies and Traditions see Army Regulation , Army Command Policy, paragraph ; AR , Salutes, Honors. Study 33 AR Customs and Courtesies flashcards from Cherie K. on StudyBlue.

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On the right side rises a musket with fixed bayonet flanked by the National 60-025. A citizen who wanted to see a public official had to approach with his right hand raised to show that he did not hold a weapon.

Some unit traditions are- Ceremonial duties.

The fiery regimental spirit fondly polished over decades and centuries possesses him in the face of the enemy. The Americans intended to follow the British practice of using two different designs for the National flag: Modern armies now carry colors only in ceremonies. The salute is not simply an honor exchanged. Some of the rules for displaying the flag are as follows: The Army, despite vigorous reorganization in the s and s, carried on the lineage and honors in units that exist still today.

The practice of carrying colors into battle persisted through the American Civil War; the last Medals of Honor awarded during this conflict were for capturing Confederate colors. Male soldiers should remove headgear with their right hand and hold it over the left shoulder so that the right hand is over the heart. When wearing headgear, the forefinger touches the headgear slightly above and to the right of your right eye.


When I walk up to a soldier he should go to parade rest. The customs of the Army are its common law. That responsibility is for the performance of the team and the very lives of the soldiers in it.

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A good rule of thumb is this: Bring your hand up to the correct position in one, smart motion without any preparatory movement. Military courtesy shows respect and reflects self-discipline.

It is a privileged gesture of respect and trust among soldiers. Soldiers demonstrate courtesy in the way we address officers or NCOs of superior rank. Some consider it to be a gesture of servility since the junior extends a salute to the senior, but we know that it is quite the opposite.

The customs, courtesies, and anv of our Army provide a connection with soldiers throughout the history of the Nation. In war they keep him fighting at the front. Some of these privileges are higher pay, different housing or cuxtoms barracks space, NCO or Officers’ clubs, and dedicated vehicles or office space. The meaning of the symbols that make up the heraldic design of the seal can be fully understood only in terms of its eighteenth century origin.

Their inclusion in the seal reflects the powers and duties of the revolutionary era Board of War for the procurement and handling of artillery, arms, ammunition, and other war-like stores belonging to the United States. Standing at parade rest is what junior enlisted soldiers do when speaking with or being addressed by an NCO. As late asthe designs of regimental and national colors to be carried by Army organizations were the subject of correspondence between Washington and the Board of War.


Chapter 4 Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions The Army is an organization that instills pride in its members because of its history, mission, capabilities, and the respect it has earned in the service of the Nation. The sound of the bugle made it possible to convey commands over a great distance and could usually be heard above the roar of battle.

You salute to show respect toward an officer, flag, or our country. Installations will display the flag daily from reveille to retreat. These are a few: The older an organization, the more soldiers, both active and retired, have had the opportunity of serving in and identifying with it and the more opportunities the organization has had to win battle honors.

At reveille and retreat ceremonies, during cuortesies raising or lowering of the flag. The union, white stars on a field of blue, is the honor point of the flag.

PV2 Robbs entered the room and immediately assumed the position of parade rest but before he could report, SGT Putnam said, “You don’t have to do that.